Godley High School only opened in August for the new school year but is already winning awards for it’s architecture and design.
The school recently received the 2018 American Institute of Architecture Fort Worth Honor Design Award.
The AIA is an organization that represents the collective voice of architecture and advocates for a better built environment, according to its website. The award recognizes excellence in contemporary architecture and seeks to highlight the ways in which buildings and spaces improves lives.
The design of the school centers around the Center for Learning & Innovation center, a large core space that features a café, library, collaboration rooms with moveable walls, a film room, learning staircase and access to outside.
Huckabee Architecture officials said they are proud to share this honor with the individuals who came together to envision the school, according to its website.
“We are grateful for Godley’s administration, students and community and their participation and enthusiasm surrounding the project,” according to its website.
Godley ISD Superintendent Rich Dear said he is honored for their teachers, students and the entire district education community to receive this award.
“The design of this campus was truly a collaboration with Godley ISD stakeholders who came together to envision the new Godley High School,” Dear said. “As honored as I am to receive this award, I am even more proud of the teaching and learning happening in and around the campus. We wanted the entire campus to be a classroom, and we embraced the belief that learning can happen anywhere.
“It is evident our teachers and students are also embracing this belief because at any time you will see students scattered in groups or working individually all around the campus in our multiple collaboration spaces.”
He said their teachers are the ones who make the school different compared to other schools.
“Their dedication and intentional focus on creating a flexible, adaptable and efficient learning environment designed for our 21st century learners,” he said. “Teachers, as well as students, were a driving force with our design.
“Our teachers are using the campus to provide our students with engaging, relevant and real world experiences that emphasize choice and encourage collaborative learning. This campus helps us inspire, challenge and empower our students to lead, grow and serve in a global community.”